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State Fair Receives Many Honors

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Updated: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:59:25 CST

The Nebraska State Fair has taken home a number of awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions convention held in Las Vegas.

Executive Director of the Nebraska State Fair says, "Our fair continues to shine when compared to fairs from all over the country and abroad. This is a testament to the State Fair staff, board, superintendents and everyone involved in creating a one of a kind experience for fair goers throughout the state."

The Nebraska State Fair won Best in Division for Ag Trading Cards.

The Nebraska State Fair Education Department also took home a first place award by creating a new youth division to accommodate the interest of showing community service efforts.

In addition, The Nebraska State Fair won a total of six 2nd place honors and three 3rd place awards at the convention.

McDermott said, "We're proud of how we measure up with our peers in the industry.  It's another way to gauge our success, and our process for keeping our fair fresh and exciting."